Admission Criteria

Summary of Admission Criteria

The Board of Governors draws up the admissions criteria and delegates to an Admissions Sub-Committee, which includes the Principal, the responsibility for applying these criteria. Any reference herein to the term Board of Governors, includes any Committee or Sub-Committee appointed by the Board of Governors for the purpose of applying the Admission Criteria set out herein.

Admissions Criteria 2023

In selecting children for admission, children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the College will be selected before any child not so resident.

Applicants should note that they may be required to produce documents verifying their address or the age of the child concerned.

The following criteria will be applied in the order set down 1-4 below by the Board of Govenors of St Joseph’s College in selecting students for Year 8 entry in September 2023.

In the event of over-subscription the following will be applied:

1. Students who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSME).

2. Students who normally reside in the following Parishes:

Enniskillen, Botha, Pobal, Cleenish, Inis Muighe Saimh; not listed in order of preference.

3. Students for whom the school is the nearest suitable school.

4. Students with brothers currently attending the school.

The same criteria are applied to those seeking admission to Year 8 after the beginning of the school year.

Admission Criteria for Entry to Years 9–12

In selecting children for admission, children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the College will be selected before any child not so resident.

Applicants should note that they may be required to produce documents verifying their address or the age of the child concerned.

The following criteria will be applied in the order set down 5-6 below by the Board of Governors of St Joseph’s College in selecting students for Year 9-12 entry in September 2023.

In the event of over-subscription in any one criterion, taken in order, priority will be given on the basis of proximity of home school.

5. Students who normally reside in the following Parishes:

Enniskillen, Botha, Pobal, Cleenish, Inis Muighe Saimh; not listed in order of preference.

6. Students, not residents of the above Parishes.

The same criteria are applied to those seeking admission to Year 9-12 after the beginning of the school year.

Admission to Sixth Form

Any Student wishing to undertake post-16 Level 3 courses at St Joseph’s College must achieve A* – C in at least 5 GCSE’s or equivalent which must include either Mathematics or English.

All prospective students will be interviewed prior to admission to the Sixth Form. These interviews will take place in August after GCSE resutls have been published. Each applicant will be considered on their individual merit